A combination of torrential rain and an unexpected need to prepare for work next week has meant nothing fresh to post.
In an effort to remind people that I am still here I went back to what I was shooting 12 months ago this week and here are two interesting (I hope) shots.
This is a crop from an image taken with my Summicron 35mm F2 lens and was originally a colour frame. I have not done many conversions with LR4 yet and this was one of my first. It has a certain pathos to it I believe without being exaggerated.
This is the second:
This is just a street in Kowloon with some old buildings but I was playing with the manual lens correction section of the LR4 development module. I had never explored this before but essentially it gives you some fairly powerful tools to alter the perspective of a shot. You can add or subtract distortion, critically and as I have tried to do here, you can change the vertical and horizontal perspective and a few other things. It was a quick way to try to eliminate the perspective distortion of shooting upwards at close range (across the street) with a medium wide-angle lens. It is not perfect but it is considerably better than the starting point. As the changes also constrain the frame of the image you need a fair amount of room around the core subject to allow it to be adjusted and still remain within the frame. This is something I need to bear in mind when trying this in the future.
I am off to Singapore for a short work stint next week. I’m doing some training and coaching. I thoroughly enjoy this but with only short notice the preparation was quite intensive, devising case studies and role-playing scenarios that met the needs of the organisation. No time for photography, I fear but maybe the weather will be kind when I return.